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    July 29, 2011
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about one day. this is not a problem to heat wave. it will be hot again today. we have some rain showing up on hd doppler. a couple of showers in harford and cecil counties. those will be exiting quickly. by 6:00 a.m., those will be gone. listen to the forecast. humid today.d an official high of 99. some of you will be close to 100. heat index will be about 105. first we say good morning to kim. >> we have a couple of early morning problem spots. one is bad 295. the report of a crash -- one is 295. the major roadways are looking
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ok. 12 minutes on the outer loop west side. seven minutes and 95 south between the beltway and heading down towards d.c. this is the topside of the beltway. very light volume at this time of the morning. this is 50 east of the severn river bridge. we have a disabled vehicle at the severn river bridge. traffic is moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> good morning. in washington, a massive breakdown of the republican party has put the country closer to defaulting on its bills. >> a vote was supposed to happen last night. it did not because the republican leader cannot rally enough votes. >> one lawmaker called it pretty scary. >> what is going on in the house is a disgrace.
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>> republicans are holding hostage the credit of the united states of america. >> it may come up again today. the speaker postponed a vote on this trillion dollars plan because he could not get enough votes in his own party. tea party conservatives blocked it. >> this is the only proposal on the table. >> i cannot vote for a bill that cuts $1 trillion. >> speaker boehner is not giving up. >> will try to find a way to pay the nation's bills. >> the treasury department may introduce an emergency plan. some lawmakers say it is time to focus on extending america's borrowing limit. >> a clean debt ceiling vote a continuing with this conversation.
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failing that, the 14th amendment option is what is in front of bust. >> that allows the president to debt.t america pause tha's tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now to the commit 2011 report. city residents turned out to ear from the merriayoral candidates. >> i would hire a few new police officers to keep money in the department of recreation. we cannot have a safe city balanced on enforcement efforts. we have to invest money in prevention and the terror is an alternative activities for young people. >> we do have more schools. we need to go back to vocational
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education so that people can learn skills so that they can have jobs and do joint -- and new jobs. >> we start acting in our best interest. if we give money or resources to jobs, we make sure that in fact happens and we have not been doing that. >> let's extend the first-time home buyers program. we have to look at making sure people in our neighborhoods understand that they can take evanish of those programs. we need to make sure we create a financing program for those who have difficult times in getting mortgages. >> stephanie rawlings-blake said she would begin taking part in the forums. a spokesperson said it is scarcely conflict prevented her from attending last night's discussion. >> xavier bates is charged in the death of christian hall.
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police say bates went to halt's apartment and forced his way inside. he was stabbed several times. four years in prison for a man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. he confessed to pushing an engineering student into the inner harbor. he could not swim and drowned. the original charge was first- degree murder. >> a man accused of stealing historical documents. both have court appearance is scheduled for later today. >> the fire academy faces new complaints. jennifer franciotti is live outside fire department headquarters with the details. >> city fire officials confirm
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the state put the fire academy on notice last year to fix some deficiencies are faced losing accreditation. the fire academy was put on a provisional status. it allows the academy to operate for a year until the discrepancies could be resolved. has receivedncy a number of other complaints. these concerns alleged as many as five instructors put in and got paid for overtime hours that they did not work. instructors continued to teach classes. two cadets were allowed to take exams even though they failed twice. supervisors bullied subordinates. a letter was sent to the fire chief saying respond to the result of this audit by today or
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face losing accreditation. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. duty to principal's keep students safe on campus. one principle is being asked to repeal a policy. confiscating cell phones but also look to its content. they say it is a violation of fourth amendment. in order to examine private property, they need a warrant. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. should school officials have the right to search of the content of students fought without a warrant to? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 76 degrees on tv hill. a terror plot at fort hood.
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we'll tell you about the person who is reportedly responsible. >> a car crashes into a crowded store. >> this is the beltway west of york road. kimmitt was following an accident tha3q a little french's brings a whole lot of happy. and now french's comes with 40% more happy in every bottle.
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>> welcome back. 10 minutes after 5:00 p.m. it is uncomfortable outside. 83 degrees downtown. the temperature this afternoon will soar around 100. have some sprinkles out there this morning. most of this will be dissipating within the next hour. up in harford or cecil county, you may see some sprinkles. hazy, hot, humid conditions. a chance for a thunderstorm this evening. high temperature between 96 and
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101. >> a soldier is arrested in texas accused of planning an attack. the soldier was taken into custody after a traffic stop. investigators say he was planning an attack on soldiers out side fort hood. fbi agents discovered a stockpile of explosives at his motel room. he reportedly refused to deploy to afghanistan because of religious beliefs. he applied for a discharge. a pilot is rescued. he was pulled from the water onto a passing yacht. he made it within sight of the michigan shoreline. he was flying to wisconsin when his engine stalled and his plane
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crashed. >> a car slammed into a crowded store. the car drove straight through the front of the store. employees and customers scrambled. the teenage driver claimed his brakes were not working. police think it may have been in experience. this is the third car to crash just 24t count in hours. >> back to the drawing board. 5:12. 76 degrees on tv hill. how much is a tooth going for these days? >> hotels cracking down on the thieves. you will not be able to sneak away with pillows. my name is ashley.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. we do have some problem spots. one is on the outer loop of the beltway right at 295. police are on the scene. causing a spectacle on the side of the road. also in the city, we of fire activity between baltimore and lombard street on greene street. the major roadways in checking out ok. 59 on the j.f.x. heading south towards the city. looking good. this is the topside of the
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beltway west of york road. both loops moving just fine. this is 50 east of the severn river bridge. we do have a disabled vehicle but that has cleared. that is good news. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to vanetta brooks of the mta system. >> we have a delay on light route running about 15 minutes behind schedule. the 48 and the number 3 bus lines are running with some delays this point. the 60 plan continues to be diverting at falstaffs because of construction. our first check on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines is showing no delays. i am of vanetta brooks. now back to tony pann. >> we're starting out with muggy conditions. there have been some sprinkles in some neighborhoods. we have a warm front going through and pushing into southern pennsylvania.
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we are certainly into the hot and steamy air mass of the system. we're watching a cold front coming across the upper midwest. that will produce some showers and thunderstorms for us tonight. this front will take care of the heat and humidity. those storms may visit us tonight as the cold front comes through. it will be uncomfortable in the short term. 83 downtown. 75 in cockeysville. the dew points are running in the mid 70's. 10 degrees warmer than it yesterday. it feels tropical and on comfortable. temperatures into the upper 90's and close to 100. a quick update on tropical storm don. it looks like it will come on shore onto south texas was some beneficial rain late tonight or
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early tomorrow morning. hot and humid conditions. a chance for some evening thunderstorms. temperature around 100 with the heat index near 105. partly cloudy tonight. that front will carry the heat over the weekend. if you go to the ocean, it will be dry at the delmarva beaches today. scattered storms are possible on saturday. temperatures drop back into the 80's. today, 99. tomorrow, 94. upper 80's to around 90 on sunday. closer to average for most of next week with temperatures around 90. scattered thunderstorms are possible on monday and wednesday. >> you may want to think twice before walking off but that
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hotel bathrobe. many hotels are fighting theft. radio chips that can be read by centers and help the hotel stay on top of their inventory. all you need is a smart phone to access.stant chris clackum explains. >> they are codes. a specific bar code attached to an ad that takes the consumer to a specified site. >> it allows a consumer on the go to get information very quickly without having to go through a computer or dial in to your smart phone. >> japan was first to develop these codes. the idea has spread across europe and the u.s. where they now can be found out business
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cards, even real estate agents are opposing them 1 yard signs. >> the little code goes directly to my website. photos of the house and information of the house is readily available. >> embedded is a code for website so that frequent mistakes by the human hand are avoided. >> the technology is for people like me who often when you're using a keyboard, i make a mistake about half the time because my fingers are too big. it allows you to know you're going to the correct website. >> it is a quick way for advertisers to track interest in their products. chris clackum, wbal-tv 11 news. >> times are tough across the country, even for the tooth fairy. kids are not getting as much per
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tooth as they used to. $2.75. that is a good rate. in the midwest, down 3%. in the east, to ferry past are down 38%. what do you think is an appropriate amount? the tooth fairy has not visited my house yet. >> back in the day, i got a quarter. carlotta got a wooden nickel. 32 teeth, that is $87 these days. it was $8 back in my day. 1912. jolt ors getting age from dunkin' donuts. jane king joins us live with the bloomberg business report. tgif. >> happy friday.
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it sounds like i should get a new job as a tooth fairy. >> how much did you get produced? >> i don't remember. $2.75. maybe a quarter like you. i'm not going to tell my kids that. they will start demanding more money. we have futures this morning just turning lower. we were a bit higher. they have turned to the downside. the house delaying a vote to boost the debt limit. that move getting to the investor jitters. the august 2 deadline around the corner. a default would damage the role of the countries role as a power. there was an encouraging numbers on jobless claims. starbucks rose prices. the company hinting the recent
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declines have allowed it to lock in prices still next year. the plan to focus on expanding in china. investors like duncan brands. the next day, they surge. growing investor interest in providers of specialty coffees adnd tease. donald trump is being sued. this case is one of several civil lawsuits. king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> thank you. >> 5:23. 76 degrees on tv hill.
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it will been with terminal cancer gets her dying wish.
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>> a woman with terminal cancer was told sheila has a few months to live. >> someone did make a dream come true for her. >> it was fourth of july all over again. this time in their own backyard. >> it -- she was devastated she cannot go to the fireworks. >> that is because she has terminal cancer. emergency surgery kept her away from the fireworks this summer. this could be the last holiday she has to share with her son.
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>> it was about seeing the qaeda in his eyes. >> the above the fire works out to her house. >> the community always gives to us. we have the opportunity to give back and make a memory for her son that he can have for the rest of his life. >> he may have covered his ears for most of the show, but he sure liked writing in the truck. >> bundle up. >> this is a night everyone hopes they will always remember. >> her story is one that you need to cherish every day and it to take time to let the ones around you that you love them. >> regardless if he has weeks or months, she got to see something beautiful. >> all the fireworks were either donated are confiscated by police. for the critics who say we of
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nothing but negative news on, i hope you saw that. >> only 29. 5:28. 76 degrees on tv hill. an attorney charges how he was caught. >> the fire academy stands to lose its accreditation.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. the heat is back. >> you feel it when you step out this boy. the dew points have jumped into the mid 70's. it has that tropical feel to it. we had some showers this morning in some neighborhoods. most of the rain has moved off into delaware. it will be hazy, hot, and humid.
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the forecast is a hazy, hot, humid conditions. most of you will be up close to 100. heat index , 105. some thunderstorms tonight. the record high temperature today is 99. we may as well set or break a record. better news over the weekend. why not? >> not to much going on in terms of traffic. nothing to major in terms of delays. the outer loop at 295, police are on the scene. greene street between baltimore and lombard street, we have some fire activity. southbound i-95 heading down towards the capital beltway, there is a crash near powder mill road. that could mean some delays. the major roadways are looking
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ok. eight minutes to the fort mchenry. 80 minutes between the 95's. -- 18 minutes between the 95's. 50 at sandy point. east and westbound moving just fine. no delays heading to the beach. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> republican leaders will try to patch their plants. >> kate amara explains what a vote did not happen last night. >> good morning. a gop risk man a vote was called off. the speaker could not twist enough arms. a vote on this plan was postponed once more. too few of his fellow
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republicans on board. >> it is high time we stop playing russian roulette with the american economy. that is exactly what this measure does. >> the plan would raise the borrowing limit and cut more than $900 billion in spending. >> i am asking the representatives and asking my colleagues in the senate. let's pass this bill and end the crisis. >> he appeared to be picking up votes. >> this is the only proposal on the table. >> for some conservatives, it is not enough. >> i did not see how it can be a solution. >> the future of the bill is not clear. it faces almost certain defeat in the senate. >> we have five days remaining until some extremist
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republicans' drive our economy off a cliff. >> the bill also faces the threat of a presidential veto. >> if congress allows the will be affected. higher interest rates on things like loans and mortgages. possible delays in social security payments. the number could increase. some economists speculate that the damage has already been done with the credit rating being lowered. anthony brown will take part in our weekly question and answer questions on sunday. if you have a question for him, you can e-mail that question to and we will do our best to get answered by the lieutenant governor. >> jennifer franciotti explains
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complains could cost the academy its accreditation. >> officials do confirm the state put the academy on notice that it needed to fix record- keeping or face losing its accreditation. back in march, a routine audit discovered record-keeping discrepancies at the baltimore city's fire academy. the state agency put the fire academy on provisional status. it allows the academy to operate for years until the discrepancies were resolved. if not, they were in danger of losing their accreditation. they did not completely respond to the spotted. there have been a number of complaints about the academy. according to a source, these concerns alleged as many as five
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instructors put in and got paid for overtime hours they didn't work. uncertified instructors continued to teach classes. two cadets were able to take exams even though they failed twice. supervisors bullied subordinates. the lack of a complete response prompted the state agency to send the fire chief an ultimatum letter, which imparts states respond to our concerns or the academy could lose its accreditation. to date is july 29. there is no word if the fire academy has responded. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the death of the howard county toddler has been ruled a homicide. elijah lajeuness died back in april. police say there were no signs
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of foul play. after further testing, the death has been ruled a homicide. no word on how the child was killed. a teenager dies after being hit by a car in howard county. police say the girl was crossing the road when she was struck. she was flown to shock trauma. no word on who was at fault. >> a baltimore attorney is sentenced to four years in prison. caught, log onto a file sharing program and with sharing more than 1000 files. this is part of project save childhood. he received five years of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender. charges against the department of recreations parks employees.
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amen izturis with a sex offense. parents notified of the allegation. he has been placed on administrative leave the. >> 76 degrees on tv hill. a hurricane test on construction materials. >> some changes coming to your tylenol bottles of. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. should school officials have the right to search the content of students' phones without a warrant? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> we have a problem spot
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>> welcome back. hazy, you must start for us this morning. uncomfortable. all those adjectives are back in the picture. 83 degrees downtown. it will be like that for the rest of the day. 78 at the airport. 73 in westminster. we had some sprinkles around this morning but they have dissipated. later this evening, we could see some scattered thunderstorms. high temperature between 96 and 101. the heat index will be up around 105. the full forecast when i come back in just a few minutes. >> you may notice some changes to your tylenol bottle. >> the manufacturer is changing the maximum dose of extra strength tylenol products. that is down from eight pills a day. acetaminophen is the active
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ingredient in several over-the- counter products. manufacturers hope this change will prevent an overdose. 5:42. 76 degrees on tv hill. hot temperatures expected again today. how b.g.e. will handle the power needs. >> hurricane season is about to kick into full gear. some consumers are putting construction materials to the test. >> this is the beltway at wilkins avenue.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. the fire activity in the city has clear. we have a crash in the outer loop at 295. police remained on the scene.
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we have a crash southbound 95 at powder mill road road. be aware of that. otherwise, the roads around here, looking pretty good. looking good at 11 minutes on the inner loop. 895 south about looking at eight minutes. no delays around the area. this is the topside of the beltway and harford road. this is 50 at sandy point. no problems crushing over the bay bridge in either direction. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to vanetta brooks of the mta system. happy friday. >> thank you. so far so good with the trains and buses. light rail running with a delay in both directions. the 58 and 60 lines are diverting at full staff because of construction. we have some scattered bus
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delays including the 36 line. a good ride today is the marc trains as penn, camden, and brunswick lines are running problem-free. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. you'll notice the change in the atmosphere this morning. it feels tropical. we have a warm front go by. it did trigger a few scattered showers last night. we're entrenched into the hot and steamy air mass. we have a cold front that is coming across the great lakes that will give us some relief from the heat. this will be a brief shot of hot and steamy air. there are some thunderstorms lined up along that front. they could visit us tonight. right now, temperatures have jumped into the 80's downtown. 71 in parkton. the dew points have moved up.
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mid 70's. very tropical air mass. 75 in annapolis. a couple of days ago, the dew points were approaching 80 at times. the heat index will be up around 105 this afternoon. tropical storm don has sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. it will come on short in texas tonight or tomorrow morning with beneficial rain. there has been a severe drought in texas. they will welcome the rain from don. sprinkle ofybe a this morning. a second front will come through. high temperatures between 96 and 101. partly cloudy tonight with a chance for a few scattered thunderstorms. things will cool off. it will be dry at the beach
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today. that front will get hung up on the coast tomorrow. sunday looks pretty good with temperatures in the 80's. same basic start at home. it will be hot on saturday. 94 on saturday. 90 on sunday. the temperatures will be closer to average on monday with possible scattered storms. >> more hot weather is coming. b.g.e. does not expect they will need to use the emergency response that prompted some light peakreward customers. those affected were a part of a program that allows the utility program to turn off heating and air-conditioning units. b.g.e. says it is not expected. they sent robo-calls saying there is no guarantee. >> we do not -- want to remind
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our customers that their programs exist to help us keep the system balance. we don't think we will need it but there is the possibility that that program will be triggered. >> the last activation of the program before last week was four years ago. >> hurricane season is kicking into gear. now is the time to make sure your home can withstand whatever severe weather blows our way. there are some students in florida who are putting, a construction materials to the test. >> if you blinked, you missed it. watch as this is launched through a wall. >> it did not stop it at all. >> that is at 75 miles an hour. students conducted the test which included cinderblock walls and a wall built with interconnected foam blocks with
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concrete poured down the center. >> who would not want to build a safe house, especially with the tornadoes during hurricane season? >> several companies offer phone and concrete -- foam and concrete. >> an added benefit -- the foam makes for better insulation. it will cost 4% to 6% more of first -- >> it will cost u.s. over time than any other product on the market to build on. >> wow. >> later this morning, journeyed will perform on the plaza during the "today" show. surely will perform on the
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plaza -- journey will be performing on the plaza. be sure to tune in at 8:30. >> 76 degrees. up next, we'll look one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> the start of ravens training camp. a crash course for new players. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. hope you have them.
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>> this morning we asked -- should school officials have the right to search the content of students' phones without a warrant? >> keep sending us those responses. we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> one day into training camp and you can see the emphasis on emerging young talent and leaders.
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terrence cody making in impact. the first practice for sergio kindle. did have to step up with some cramp problems. the all-star feeling like they're behind the curve. >> it was a good practice. i think we have a long way to go in a short period of time. but so do a lot of other teams. >> the people that will be affected the most will be the young guys. they did not have the time and the opportunity no more to grasp those things. everything is fast. if you're not a great study, you fall behind. if you're not a quick learner,
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you fall behind. >> the ravens are back on the field this afternoon. just one long three-hour practice. back on the field 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. this practice is not open to the public. on august 6, a practice open to the public at m&t bank stadium. the admission is free. i'm gerry sandusky. hope your day is often a fantastic start. >> showing your support for the ravens is easy on our website. ravens fans are ready for action. the lukas family celebrates a family while watching the game. send your ravens pictures to u local and wbaltv.com. >> getting those fans young people of the first two homicides reported in howard county.
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>> robert curran response to controversial remarks he made about making 911 calls. >> the lost emperor penguin -- i cannot see pthe teleprompter. >> the penguin has happy feet. the forecast will be hot and humid again today. better news for the weekend. >> we have cleared an accident on the outer loop of the beltway and on at 95 but we have picked up one on 70. >> scrambling to raise the debt ceilin
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>> scrambling to raise the debt